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Research in Music Therapy (MUSI90037)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90037
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

An overview of research methods used in the music therapy context. This will include the development of a research question, identifying the appropriate paradigm, and project design. Qualitative and quantitative approaches will be delineated and discussed drawing on applied music therapy research. Students will be challenged to consider the relevance of different approaches for developing music therapy knowledge.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyse methods of research in music therapy;
  • Delineate criteria for quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Critically examine research designs and identify methodological flaws;
  • Discuss and debate current issues in music therapy research.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed:

  • High level critical analysis skills;
  • The capacity to contribute to intellectual debate;
  • Skills in appreciating subjective and objective understandings.

Last updated: 11 January 2018